1961 E-Type Series 1 1962 E-Type XKE 1963196519661968

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type

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Roadster

The new Jaguar roadster unveiled at the March 1961 Geneva Auto Show looked more like a racing car than a production model, and it was, indeed, based on a racer - Jaguar's own Type D. Known as the Type E in Europe and called the XK-E in the United Sta....[continue reading]

Coupe

Chassis Num: 8800115

This Jaguar E-Type Roadster has an aluminum bonnet, doors, and hood, and was built to race specification. Jaguar E-Type 880115 was ordered directly from the factory in 1963 by Toronto-based Hugh Sutherland to compete in the 1964 LeMans 24-Hour race. ....[continue reading]

Coupe

This E-Type Fixed Head Coupe S1 4.2 was built in November of 1964 and is number 299 of the first left-hand drive models. It is also a direct California import, which is indicated by J65 on the California registration and aluminum plate on the body. T....[continue reading]

Roadster

Chassis Num: 880007
Engine Num: RA 3288-9

This 1964 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $60,000 - $75,000. It is equipped with a 3781cc twin-overhead cam....[continue reading]

Roadster

The successor to the XK-150 was the E-Type which began development in 1956 and was enriched by the technical experience acquired in three straight victories at the LeMans 24-hour race - 1955, 1956, and 1957. Those wins were scored by the D-Type, a pu....[continue reading]

Roadster

Chassis Num: 881186
Engine Num: ZB2974
Gearbox Num: EB7780JS

This Jaguar E-Type was produced in October of 1964. It has been given a recent cosmetic and mechanical refreshing, on top of a ground-up restoration that was completed in the late 1990s. It has been recently been repainted in its original exterior co....[continue reading]

Roadster

Chassis Num: 860402
Engine Num: R5016-9

This roadster, the 'Bouillot Helsel E-Type' began as a right-hand drive Series 1 Coupe. The roof was removed, the steering wheel switched sides, and numerous mechanical upgrades were installed. It was originally shown at the London Motor Fair at Earl....[continue reading]

Roadster

The Malcolm Sayer-designed Jaguar E-Type was revealed for the first time at the 1961 Geneva Auto Show. Replacing the ageing Jaguar XK150 this stunning new car featured a semi-monocoque body that utilized ingenious bolt-on front subframe to support th....[continue reading]

Coupe

Chassis Num: 890190
Engine Num: NC1278-8

Browns Lane Jaguar completed work on this 3.8-Liter E-Type Coupe on February 24th of 1964. It is a left-hand-drive model that was sent to Jaguar Cars of New York, where it came into the care of its first owner, R. Alson. It had left the factory finis....[continue reading]

Roadster
 
Coupe
Chassis #: 8800115 
Coupe
 
Roadster
Chassis #: 880007 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: 881186 
Roadster
Chassis #: 860402 
Roadster
 
Coupe
Chassis #: 890190 

History

The Jaguar E type, also known as the XK-E, brought style and performance together to create a mass-produced supercar. The road-going sports car was conceived in 1956 as a replacement for the D-type. In March of 1961 the E-Type was officially introduced to the world at the Geneva, Switzerland Motor show.
It's design was created by an aerodynamic engineer named Malcolm Sayer. The front engine, rear-wheel drive vehicle featured a moncoque body and a tubular front chassis. The six-cylinder double-cam engine had three SU carburetors and produced 265 horsepower. The suspension was independent with disc brakes on all four wheels. It brought together the best or aerodynamics, coupled with the latest technology and propelled by a potent engine. The vehicle was not only fast, it offered excellent performance and handling. Some of the most common complaints it received were the cabin being too cramped and it suffered from poor ventilation.

The E-Type was a popular vehicle. It was fast, performed well, and was competitively priced. Due to the United States safety and emission regulations, some of the horsepower was lost. The headlamp covers were also removed prior to the close of the 1960's.

A 4.2-liter engine and synchromesh gearbox was introduced in 1964. In 1966, the 2+2 coupe was introduced and featured a longer wheelbase. The Series II cars were not as quick as its predecessors. The Series III, however, was a different story. Powered by a V-12 engine they were once again able to propel the E-Type over 145 miles per hour.

Production for the E-Type ceased in 1975, after 72,520 examples being produced. It was replaced by the XJ-S; a vehicle that was larger, heavier, and not as visually appealing.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2006
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